It is not yet confirmed that Nicole Richie is pregnant. And while the tiny socialite remained tight-lipped on the persistent rumors, a friend of her does confirm that Nicole indeed is pregnant with boyfriend Joel Madden's child.
Greater than the pregnancy claim, the friend furthermore adds that Nicole seems to make good on her carrying, "hoping her pregnancy will keep her out of jail" as she's facing 90 days to one year in prison for a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in December 2006.
Commenting on Nicole's pregnancy, the friend revealed, "[We're] wondering if she can carry the baby to term because of her weight issues."
Nicole recently revealed her jail fears to David Letterman during a taping for his talk show on June 6th, saying "I'm just keeping my fingers crossed, and, you know, of course, I'm scared also, but, you know, I'm willing to face whatever consequences come my way, and I take responsibility for what I've done."